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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 02-14-2005, 04:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The car on starting from cold, idles up and down for a few minutes until warm. The idle then settles down to about 800. Is the ICV located at back of the engine when looking into it from the headlights? I disconnected a connector to this and the car died while running, I thought this should increase the revs to about 2000?

If I start the car with this connected the car seems to have no idle problems, the resistance on this part is showing about 8.5Ohms and the voltage seems to be fine when checking this.

I have read this should be easy to remove and clean, but there don't seem to be the hoses running of this although its difficult to see around it? Is this the correct part?

Any help is appreciated it....

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Old 02-14-2005, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it car is idle right i belive for being cold alot of cars even new ones idle up and down when cold a lot of times till warm and yes disconnecting the icv will turn the car off. on my car the icv is located on the left side of the engine, its connected into the boot that runs to thorottle body. is ur car a euro i never heard of a 1991 316i
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Old 02-15-2005, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by guywithblack88e30@Feb 14 2005, 05:52 PM
it car is idle right i belive for being cold alot of cars even new ones idle up and down when cold a lot of times till warm and yes disconnecting the icv will turn the car off. on my car the icv is located on the left side of the engine, its connected into the boot that runs to thorottle body. is ur car a euro i never heard of a 1991 316i
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Sorry! yep mailing from England its a euro right hand drive model.

Thanks for your info, I guess I should leave it alone until it gets worse...
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